The Growing Place of Naperville to Host Gardener’s Art Festival June 25

Naperville, IL, June 17, 2016 --( The Growing Place of Naperville to Host Gardener’s Art Festival June 25

What: The Growing Place in Naperville is hosting a free, day-long festival day filled with local artists, live music, talks, and treats in their picturesque gardens.

When: Saturday, June 25; 9 am until 5 pm

Schedule Of Events:
9:00 am-5:00 pm: Shop over 35 local artists nestled in and around the gardens.

10:00 am: The Miracle Of Vegetable Seeds with Vicki Nowicki, founder of Downer’s Legacy Seed Library and devoted organic gardener for 35 years. Learn about the captivating art of saving seeds from food crops. Discover the surprising power within a simple seed and how it can impact the food supply. See how to save 4 specific seeds and go home with samples.

11:00am: The Art Of Beautiful Gardens with Charmaine Vlcek, local expert whose garden was featured in the March/April 2014 issue of Chicagoland Gardening Magazine. Discover her favorite combinations, along with tips on growing and learning through happy accidents.

11:00am-3:00pm: Enjoy gourmet grilled cheese from Toasty Cheese Mobile Eatery

11:00am-4:00pm: Art In The Garden with The Nature Artists' Guild of The Morton Arboretum

12:00pm: Artistic Succulents - Whether they are in the garden or a container, learn how to add these drought tolerant, low maintenance plants to your sunny spots!

1:00pm: Color in the Shade - Add color to your gardens with more than just flowers. Discover plants that can make a shade garden lush and beautiful. Be inspired by samples of combinations of perennials, annuals and shrubs.

2:00-5:00pm: Hear live music from Pete Ellman Big Band

About The Growing Place Nursery & Flower Farm, Inc. The Growing Place celebrates its 80th year in 2016. With two locations, one on Plank Road in Naperville and the other on Montgomery Road in Aurora, IL the family-owned, independent garden center serves customers from local communities. In 1936, Emma and Fritz Glatzhofer opened Emma's Perennials, specializing in field-grown perennials, at the current Naperville location on Plank Road. In 1973, their nephew, Rich Massat, and his wife, Carol, took the reins and expanded the nursery. They changed the name in 1976 to The Growing Place and committed to deliver uncompromising quality, selection and customer care. The Aurora production farm and retail garden center was opened in 1989. Both locations feature beautiful display gardens, called Learning Gardens, with nearly 1,000 varieties and user-friendly signage to educate and help spark imaginations. To learn more, please visit our website at
The Growing Place
Becca Massat